1 hour/week              Age 12-18              Competitive Edge              Full Year Program


Prerequisites: Contemporary 1 C          12-14yrs                  1 hour                     Prog 5-7 C classes can register in this level
Contemporary 2 C          14-18yrs                 1 hour                     Prog 8-11 C classes can register in this level

Contemporary dance is difficult to define because it is a genre, not a technique. It incorporates a collection of methods and techniques found in ballet, modern dance and postmodern dance giving it a unique look. Contemporary dance tends to be intricate and physical requiring dancers to move in ways they may not be used to. Contemporary dance may also deal with abstract concepts, images, or emotional extremes. It has a rawness that sets it apart from plot-driven ballets or Broadway jazz.

Recital/Costume:     Contemporary C classes perform a routine in our annual recital and will require a costume.

Dance Wear:     Please refer to Dance Attire for required dance wear for this class.